[Free eBook] The Dreamland Chronicles by William Mark Simmons [Virtual Reality Sci-Fantasy]

The Dreamland Chronicles by William Mark Simmons is an omnibus edition of the Dreamlands series of science fiction & fantasy hybrid virtual reality adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

These were originally published in 1990, 1992, and 2002 by Warner’s Questar imprint and now-defunct sfnal specialty publisher Meisha Merlin, credited as by Wm. Mark Simmons. The series combines science fiction & fantasy elements in a high-tech future where people inhabit an immersive magic-wielding traditional fantasy-based virtual reality gaming world.

This omnibus edition contains all 3 novels, of which the 1st, In the Net of Dreams, was nominated for both the Locus and Compton Crook Awards. The stories were written to be self-contained adventures which explore various facets of the virtual world, which eventually comes under threat from various forces, as players begin to encounter alternate versions of their avatars under sinister circumstances and must unravel mysterious happenings.

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[Free eBook] Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler [Paranormal Romantic Suspense]

Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler is the 1st novel in the X-Ops series of f/m shapeshifter romantic action suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is a steamy military action thriller, starring shapeshifting special agents paired together with regular human elite operatives.

This story has an ostensible plot of thwarting a terrorist plan to kidnap biologists, which gives an excuse to introduce a Special Forces military captain to the hitherto unknown X-Ops division and his new feline shapeshifter partner as together, they fight crime!

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[Free eBook] Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally [YA Sports Romance]

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally is the 1st novel in the Hundred Oaks series of young adult f/m contemporary sports romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Fire imprint.

The series is set in and around a high school in a small town, starring female athletes involved in different sports and summer activities.

This story features a co-ed football team, whose team captain and star quarterback finds herself feeling personally and professionally challenged by the appearance of a hot new player moving to the school.

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[Free eBook] Night of the Robots by Brian Ball [Science Fiction]

Night of the Robots by British author Brian Ball is a vintage standalone science fiction adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1972 by Sidgwick & Jackson, credited as by Brian N. Ball, and was later reprinted by DAW Books under the title The Regiments of Night as #19 in their DAW Collectors line.

The story is set in the far future, where a tourist spaceship journeying to view the archaelogical wonders of Earth’s vanished civilization, destroyed by an ancient War Machine, is about to encounter two mutually hostile groups also making their way there, once more pitting humanity in a struggle for survival against the sapient robots which have come to dominate the galaxy.

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[Free eBook] The Natchez Trace by John Glasby [Western]

The Natchez Trace by the late British author John Glasby is a western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by Robert Hale under the title The Landbreakers using the pseudonym Chuck Adams, and was later reprinted by Linford as part of their Linford Western Library line using the pseudonym Alan Roberts.

The story stars a young woman out for revenge against the man who murdered her newspaper editor father, who had fearlessly been exposing the corruption of the ruthless rancher out to dominate the historical Natchez Trace route (now a US heritage hiking trail) which led settlers from East to West and who now threatens her life as well.

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[Free eBook] Dead Man’s Hand by Christopher Kenworthy [Western]

Dead Man’s Hand by British author Christopher Kenworthy is a western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 2007 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line under the title Sidewinder Flats using the pseudonym Walt Masterson.

The story stars a man whose cabin and horses have been looted setting out on a mission of revenge against the thieves, only to find himself losing the trail and taking a detour in a town taken over by bandits, whose leader offers him the position of sheriff as long as he turns a blind eye to their doings, while he secretly strives to free the locals from their domination.

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[Free eBook] The Good Mother by Karen Osman [Psychological Suspense Thriller]

The Good Mother by Karen Osman is a standalone psychological suspense thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

The story stars three separate women who begin taking risks to escape from the dull ordinariness in their daily lives, becoming ever more embroiled with dangerous obsessions as their paths intersect.

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[Free eBook] The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell [Fantasy]

The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell is the 1st novella in the Lychford series of contemporary rural fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books’ Tor.com.

This is part of a special flash giveaway to promote their Tor.com exclusive novella line, showcasing two series with new installments coming out in the next couple of months. The series is set in a small village in England, which is secretly a boundary between worlds.

This story features an unknowing threat to the world, when an eccentric local must gather allies to thwart a supermarket’s plan to build a branch in the village, whose construction plans will breach the border, allowing dangerous beings to come through.

Offered through February 2nd at 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Killing Gravity by Corey J. White [Science Fiction]

Killing Gravity by Corey J. White is the 1st novella in the The Voidwitch Saga series of science fiction space adventures with paranormal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books’ Tor.com.

This is part of a special flash giveaway to promote their Tor.com exclusive novella line, showcasing two series with new installments coming out in the next couple of months. The series stars a woman with psychic powers on the run from the nefarious organization which transformed her into a deadly living weapon.

This story finds her seeking the secrets of her past after an encounter with a bounty hunter leaves her stranded on a dying spaceship where must rely upon the mercy of strangers to survive.

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[Free eBook] Humanity 2.0 [Science Fiction Anthology]

Humanity 2.0 edited by Alex Shvartsman is an anthology of themed science fiction stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was their featured Free Book of the Month for January, but seems to still be available today. The collection contains a mix of new and reprint stories exploring ways in which humanity might change as the result of interstellar travel and/or alien contact and what it means to be human as well.

Contributors include Hugo Award-winning authors Robert J. Sawyer and Ken Liu, World Fantasy Award-winning author John Varley, popular milSF and humorous fantasy author Jody Lynn Nye, Cat Rambo, and many more.

Offered through January (officially, but not yet replaced by the February offer), available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher.

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